Frost flourishes in the shade like flowers in the sun–
the gain may be temporary but isn’t the temporary

gain all that can be measured and for frost after all
isn’t the temporary a permanence itself? External

conditions set it stony and sharp, a marker
of the cold we feel—things being different

it might be the drop of dew in which
you glimpse the moon you’d otherwise miss

3 thoughts on “Conditional

  1. Sunshine Jansen

    Water and the moon, phase and perspective — a hopeful poem to enjoy as the house warms this morning, and the frost is turning into condensation on the windows. 🙂


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